Tesla CEO Elon Musk has ordered his company’s executives to return to the office for at least 40 hours a week or they would have to leave the company.
In a leaked email titled “Working remotely is no longer acceptable” [sic]Musk began, “Anyone who wants to work remotely must be in the office at least (and I mean *minimum*) of 40 hours a week or leave Tesla. That is less than we ask of factory workers.”
The 40-hour work week was introduced in the US in 1940.
Musk said he will personally review any individual cases where the edict is “impossible,” adding that they must work at “a Tesla headquarters, not an unrelated branch unrelated to duties.”
Tesla employs more than 100,000 people full-time, growing from 40% in 2021 to 99,290 employees as of December 31 last year. The Fremont factory employs approximately 22,000 people.
While the company has not confirmed the existence of Musk’s email, the world’s richest man validated it by responding to a message on Twitter asking if he had “any additional comment for people who think working is an outdated concept?”
“Pretend you work elsewhere,” Musk replied.
They have to pretend they work somewhere else
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 1, 2022